No exile at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc separates us more effectively from others than the practice of a hidden vice.
An Irishman needs three things : silence, cunnning, and exile.
I have loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile.
Touched by an Angel - We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love's light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
The poet is like the prince of cloudsWho haunts the tempest and laughs at the archer;Exiled on the ground in the midst of jeers,His giant wings prevent him from walking.
We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.
You would be better off in exile than priding yourself on be like everyone else.
Seeking to forget makes exile all the longer; the secret of redemption lies in remembrance.
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it.
Last Update: October, 2020